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Heart Failure? No Problem - Refurbish It

03/15/2016 1:06 PM

there are never enough donor organs. when there is rejection is a major factor along with a lifetime of antirejection drugs.so why not just repair the damaged area and put the pump back in service? in case of a transplant why not strip the unique aspects to one individual and swap them for the recipients? more biotech and stem cells
http://www.gizmag.com/scientists-bio-engineered-human-hearts/42299/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=74880c30f4-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-74880c30f4-90360106

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Re: heart failure? no problem refurbish it.

03/15/2016 1:22 PM

There ya go. When our hearts threaten to give out, we can get some digital ABS and print new ones. Installation might be a bear, though. Little nano-graphene hose clamps on the blood vessels, and all that.

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03/15/2016 5:14 PM

I'd rather just stay health and avoid the surgery in the first place.

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03/15/2016 1:38 PM

I suppose that those of us who have no heart are lucky.

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03/15/2016 1:44 PM

In the digital print world, if anything goes wrong, just edit it and republish it.

--"O Brave New World" says Editor Crankshaft, about 20 years ahead of his time.

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03/16/2016 1:48 AM

The way you talk about your grandkids makes me believe that you are not so lucky.

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03/16/2016 11:05 AM

If I had known that grandkids were this much fun, I'd have had them first.

Kids deserve to live a happy childhood. They'll grow up and be like us soon enough.

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03/18/2016 2:26 PM

Having moved back to where my grandkids are in the last 4 years, I'm getting to spend time with them. Mine are in their early teens - and thank God they don't know everything! We have a great time.

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03/18/2016 4:16 PM

We did that seven years ago. Best move I ever made! ;)

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03/16/2016 10:45 AM

Who you calling lucky?

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03/15/2016 2:20 PM

The holy grail, of course, is to grow your own new organ from your own stem cells. It's a perfect match and you don't have to wait for someone to die to get a used organ that is not an exact match. One day it will happen.

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03/15/2016 2:26 PM

that is being done by a few biotechs now....as far as repairing a "spot or area" affected by an infarction bu we aren't close to an entire organ.

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03/15/2016 5:28 PM

Unfortunately there is the whole other side of having doctors that are smart/caring enough to be willing to tell their patients they have a heart problem that is only going to get worse if they don't have it fixed immediately.

I just attended the funeral for my Grandpa who died of heart related complications that could have been totally avoided has the idiot doctor who knew his replacement heart valve he had put in ~8 years ago that had d 7 - 8 year service expectancy was worn out and leaking 6+months ago had said something to my Grandpa, Grandma or any family member for that matter rather than holding it in until some of my family got in his face while Grandpa laid on his deathbed Saturday due to kidney failure and number of other issues that were brought on by long term weak heart performance due to the leaking valve getting worse over the last half year or better that he the heart specialist knew about it.

Grandpa was 83 and up until his valve went bad in good health mentally and physically and had a very good chance he would have lived another 7 -8 more years if he had gotten the surgery done when it should have been done 6 months ago when the doctor found it.

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03/16/2016 2:40 PM

That really sucks! My condolences.

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